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Jungpana Estate 2nd Flush Golden Tips Darjeeling Tea from Darjeeling Tea Lovers



Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black (Darjeeling)

Where to Buy:  Darjeeling Tea Lovers

Tea Description:

JUNGPANA GOLDEN TIPS is by far one of the finest available teas. It comes from the prestigious JUNGPANA TEA ESTATE. This tea is special as it has been made with utmost care. The tea is made from the finest clonal plants from the plantations at an altitude of 6000ft. The leaves were handpicked with a trained group of women. The manufacturing process was also done with utmost care.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I adore Darjeeling tea, and some of the finest Darjeeling teas that I’ve ever tasted have come from Darjeeling Tea Lovers! This Jungpana Estate 2nd Flush Golden Tips Darjeeling Tea is a perfect example of the fantastic quality teas that come from this fantastic company.

The dry leaves are beautiful with their golden tips, and they brew up a liquid that is coppery in color and that smells sweet with notes of fruit, earth and wood.

And I like that what I smell is also what I taste.  The tea is delightfully sweet without being too sweet.  There is a lovely fruit note to this, wine-like, with notes of currant and muscat grape.  The finish has a gentle astringency – very slight!  For those of you who tend to avoid Darjeeling teas because you aren’t wild about the astringency … I think you’d find this Darjeeling to be more to your liking!  The finish is less dry than the typical wine-y Darjeeling.

There are notes of wood, earth and hints of flower to this tea as well.  It is quite smooth for a Darjeeling, and I note more body to this … it is not quite as “light” and “sparkling” and in place of the sparkling lightness is a smooth body that is very satisfying.

Another remarkable Darjeeling from Darjeeling Tea Lovers!

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